Final Year of Audi TT RS for US Market Commemorated with Heritage Edition
Audi announced a limited offering of 50 special units of the 2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Edition that combines the power of the emotive Audi five-cylinder engine heritage along with a selection of exterior paint colors that were on the Audi Ur-quattro. Although the TT and TTS will still be available in international markets, the 2022 model year will be its last in the US.
Five Color Combinations for the Audi TT RS Five-Cylinder Engine
Audi is celebrating the legacy of its five-cylinder TT RS by building 50 examples of a “Heritage Edition” that will showcase five different exterior colors from the Audi Ur-quattro, a tribute to the Ur-quattro’s five-cylinder engine that lead to the five-cylinders that power the Audi TT RS today.
Only ten examples will be built of each color as listed below:
- Alpine White with Ocean Blue leather and Diamond Silver stitch
- Helios Blue metallic Diamond Silver leather and Ocean Blue stitch
- Stone Gray metallic with Crimson Red leather and Jet Gray stitch
- Tizian Red metallic with Havanna Brown leather and Jet Gray stitch
- Malachite Green metallic with Cognac Brown leather and Black stitch
Audi is well-known for their impressive paint finishes so we expect these to look excellent once they arrive at dealerships. These will be the first opportunity to purchase an Audi with these color combinations in the US.
Additionally each example will include an etch of “HERITAGE EDITION” script followed by the firing order of the five-cylinder engine: 1-2-4-5-3. This will be underlined by the word “quattro” in the rear quarter glass on the right hand side of each car.
Five Cylinders is in Audi's DNA
Audi stated, “The five-cylinder engine has deep historical roots in Audi’s DNA, and is a fundmental pillar of the emotional connection to the Audi Sport brand. The engine has achieved countless victories in motorsports from courses in rally around the world to the tarmac in the IMSA GTO and at the Nuerburgring in the legendary 24-hour race, the 5 cylinder has prevailed. It even earned the “International Engine of the Year Award” nine times in a row since 2010. Yet – it is the unique and distinctive sound of the five-cylinder engine that has captured the emotion of enthusiasts. Due to the odd number of cylinders, and more specifically, the 1-2-4-5-3 firing order, the Audi five-cylinder engine’s sound is unmistakable and presents a symphonic rhythm that is accompanied by deep tone characteristics.
Besides its visibility in motorsports, the legendary engine harkens back to the Ur-quattro coupe from the 1980s, and has been a part of just two U.S. market Audi products over the last few years – the Audi TT RS Coupe and RS 3 Sedan. The engine remains one of brand’s more powerful engines with 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque that brings the TT RS Coupe from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.”
Audi returned the five-cylinder engine to the US market after an online petition was shown by Audi of America from Facebook that garnered 12,000 signatures in its first month. Following the success of its Facebook campaign roughly 1,200 TT RS models were imported by Audi in both 2012 and 2013.
Last Chance for US Customers
The 2022 model year Audi TT RS Heritage Edition will be the final opportunity for buyers in the US market to get their hands on what will likely become a collectible in the not-distant future. The TT RS Heritage Edition is expected to become available in early-2022. The MSRP is $81,450 before destination and other charges.
Although the TT RS will no longer be available, the new RS 3 is expected to go on sale in Summer 2022 and it is expected to feature more of that five-cylinder Audi power.